Don’t yet have plans for Saturday night? The China Circus is coming to town!
$1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area
Oct. 5 – 19
We often take everyday things for granted. Like underwear! Imagine taking a shower and not having a decent pair to wear. Unfortunately, this is true for many individuals in our community.
Please help by donating NEW underwear, diapers, socks, soap, shampoo, and other personal care items.
Last year, 15,605 items were collected and distributed to individuals and families in need in the Greater Grand Forks area.
For more information, click here
Drop off your donations at one of these participating churches in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks:
Augustana Lutheran Church Bethany Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church Christ the King Free Lutheran Church
Family of God Lutheran Church First Church of God
First Presbyterian Church Holy Family Catholic Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church Sacred Heart
Sharon Lutheran Church St. Mark’s ELCA
St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
University Lutheran Church Wesley United Methodist Church
Additional collection sites:
Dollar Tree – S. Washington St.
United Way office – 1407 24th Ave S, Suite 400
The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area, Scheels, and Grand Forks Public Schools have partnered to collect back-to-school items for children in need.
There is still time to donate!
Select an apple off the apple tree located outside the Columbia Mall entrance of Scheels, purchase the item listed (it can be bought at a store of your choice), and return the item and the apple to Scheels Customer Service by Aug. 31. All items will then be distributed to area children in need.
The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area has partnered with SCHEELS and Grand Forks Public Schools on a back-to-school drive of a different kind – backpacks, shoes, socks, and gym clothes!
Throughout the month of August, an apple tree will be on display outside the mall entrance of SCHEELS. Select an apple off the tree, purchase the item listed for a child in need, and return it to SCHEELS Customer Service.
Once again, St. Joseph’s Social Care will be providing free summer lunches to area youth.
June 2 – July 25
Monday – Friday
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Meals are served rain or shine at the following locations:
LaGrave Learning Center (832 4th Ave. S.)
University Park Warming House
Richards West Park (4700 6th Ave. N.)
Dakota at 55th (1100 N. 5th St.)
Grand Forks Public Library (2110 Library Circle)
East Grand Forks
Itts Williams Park – under shelter (300 15th St. NE)
Sherlock Park – under shelter by pool (919 5th Ave. NW)
*Children ages 0-18 are eligible to receive a free sack lunch.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this program. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s Social Care at 701.795.8614.
Altru Health System contributed a total of $138,894 to the 2013 United Way campaign, the largest contribution in Grand Forks. Altru physicians, staff and retirees donated funds in support of United Way, an organization in which people from business, government, education, health care, faith groups, and non-profits collaborate to bring attention to issues facing the communities of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the surrounding area. “Supporting United Way ultimately gives back to our community, and that is something we are always striving to do,” said Mark Waind, Altru’s United Way employee campaign chair. “It’s great to see our employees supporting the local community.”
“We are extremely grateful to Altru staff and volunteers for their generous donations to the 2013 campaign,” said Shaun Havis, United Way Vice President – Resource Development. “These contributions support human health and programs that improve quality of life for local citizens.”
About Altru Health System
Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 3,800 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $400 million.
About United Way
The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the surrounding area is a member of a national network of more than 1,300 local United Way organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people’s lives by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Our local United Way tackles issues based on local needs. Areas of focus include Education, Income & Health. For more information about United Way, visit unitedwaygfegf.org.
*THANK YOU to Altru Health System doctors, nurses, staff, employees, and retirees for supporting the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area!
With your help, we were able to provide toys to 789 children.
Thank you to all of the families, individuals, service clubs, and local businesses who donated money and toys, or coordinated a toy drive in an effort to help make the holidays brighter for children in need.
Aaron Sales & Lease, Abra Auto Body & Glass, Coca-Cola, FedEx Ground/FedEx Office, iBeach Tan, Kay Jewelers, UND Alumni Association & Foundation, UND Dept. of Physical Therapy, UND Dept. of Technology, UND Order of Omega & Gamma Sigma Alpha, L.I.S.T.E.N. Center, Thrivent, TSA, TOPS Club, Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon…
We especially want to thank WDAZ News and Whalen’s Moving and Storage for coordinating a community-wide drive that enabled us to meet the needs of the families on our waiting list and beyond.
We also extend a special thank you to the American Red Cross (Tom Tezel), Fed Ex (Troy Gerber), and Xcel Energy, as well as to all the wonderful volunteers who assisted with toy distribution and set up.
The kindness and generosity of the Greater Grand Forks community never ceases to amaze.
A few photos from this year’s toy drive…
Today thru Dec. 4 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to children in need in the Grand Forks community (ages 0-12 years).
Currently, 250 families are enrolled in the program.
Toy donations can be dropped off at the following collection sites:
Aaron Sales & Lease
Abra Auto Body & Glass
iBeach Tan (Grand Forks)
Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon
Z Wireless (Grand Forks, Devils Lake)
*Donations may also be dropped off at the United Way office
1407 24th Ave. S, Suite E, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you are interested in helping us distribute toys, please call Lisa at the United Way office – (701) 775-8661.